Our Staff

 

Our Vet

Kathy Webb BVSc (Hons) BA MANZCVSc (Medicine of Horses)

Principal Veterinarian

Kathy moved to the district in 1987, loved the area and the community and married a local cattleman. Her interests are with all species, though especially horses, cattle and camelids. 

Kathy has achieved post-graduate qualifications in Horse Dentistry, holds a Membership with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Medicine of Horses, is an accredited Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluator (BBSE) and also holds pregnancy testing, microchipping and Hendra Vaccination accreditations. Aside from this, on several weekends a year, Kathy heads off to vet at Endurance rides, both International (as a 4* FEI accredited vet both for line vetting and treatments) and Australian Endurance rides.Presently, Kathy is undertaking study towards a Masters in Animal Studies (Farm Consultancy).

Kathy also enjoys riding and helping with the cattle on the home property “Gibbarnee”, down the Brisbane River way, when she can, and keeps an eye on the workhorses Cookie-Man, Monty and Toby, and 2 young filllies. At home, the family includes 3 boys (Bruce, James and Ryan), 2 happy little dogs (Buttons and Harry), and 2 attention-seeking cats called Pippa and Ben Rogue. Kathy has also ticked off a few boxes on her 'Bucket List', with being a member of the Nanango Ladies Panthers soccer team which won the Grand Final in 2013, and competing in two triathlons as the swimmer for Team Nanango Country Vets in 2013/14 being major personal achievements. As to whether this foolhardiness continues, is anyones' guess...

 

Our Veterinary Support Team

Karrie Ashby  

Certificate II in Animal Studies; enrolled Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Karrie has returned from working away for most of 2016 as a Jillaroo outback in the Gulf, and has resumed her duties as our main front desk receptionist and veterinary assistant. Karrie is now enrolled in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Karrie originally completed a school-based traineeship with us through the local High School, gaining a Certificate II in Animal Studies at graduation at the end of 2014 then working full-time as a a very capable veterinary assistant here the following year.  

Karrie has 2 dogs named Rambo and Rascal, plus has now added a little Dachshund called Amani (expensive tastes!) and loves to ride her horse Jewels, when she can catch her. Campdrafts, Rodeos and PBR's are just her thing. 

Amanda Hadddrick

Enrolled Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Amanda had two years experience at a busy rural mixed animal practice as a Veterinary Nurse prior to joining the team at Nanango Country Veterinary Services in April 2016. She holds a Certificate II Agriculture and is currently completing her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. Joining the team at Nanango Country Veterinary Services was a great opportunity for her to continue her love for caring for both small and large animals.

Amanda is a mother and step-mother, and has two horses; Arya and Dime, two cats; Ninja and Diego, and one dog; Sheelagh, that keep her busy after hours. She also enjoys horse-riding, camping, reading and spending time with family and friends when time permits. She has an interest in and would like to gain skills in leather work in the future.

Ryan Webb

Veterinary Assistant

Ryan works part-time on Mondays and Tuesdays. Ryan has grown up as a son of the clinic and really enjoys helping the Veterinarian (his mum) with all things veterinary. We greatly appreciate our clients saying hi to Ryan and encouraging him with his job. Ryan spent 2016 at TAFE learning numeracy, literacy and hospitality, and is now learning how to answer the phone and help out with the many jobs inherent in a Veterinary Clinic. Here he is pictured with one of the family dogs Harry (who's actually a girl dog but named after Harry Potter).